Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy (w/ Author Kliph Nesteroff!)

Co-presented by Skylight Books

A tour of rare clips from the vaults that will change how you look at comedy. From Richard Pryor singing the blues to Don Rickles parodies of midnight cowboy and from Bill Cosby lecturing kids about drugs to Fred Willard’s comedy routine about porn theaters, this night will surprise and amuse you with the deepest, weirdest comedy cuts you ever saw. The night will close with a completely lost verite portrait from the 60s not seen in over 50 years!

Vice Magazine calls Kliph Nesteroff “The Human Encyclopedia of Comedy.” November 3rd, Kliph hosts the launch and screening party for his new book The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy!

“He is the preeminent historian of modern comedy.”—Marc Maron

“What’s more, it’s a great read: I couldn’t put it down.”—Leonard Maltin

“Essential.”—John Hodgman

Plus surprise clips and books for sale!